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News and Announcements

Planning begins for DC-2013 in Lisbon

Planning for DC-2013 in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-6 September 2013 has started. The conference will be collocated with iPRES 2013 and will be hosted by IST - Instituto Superior T├ęcnico (Engineering School of the Lisbon Technical University). Muriel Foulonneau (Henri Tudor Research Centre) and Kai Eckert (Mannheim University Library) have agreed to serve as Program Committee co-chairs.

DC-2012 is drawing near!

The start of DC-2012 to be held 3-7 September 2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia is now two weeks away. We are still accepting registrations. It will still be possible to register on-site during the event. The final program is available.

Eric Childress appointed as member of the DCMI Oversight Committee

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Eric Childress to the DCMI Oversight Committee for a three year term as an Independent Member. The Oversight Committee is DCMI's governing body on policy and strategy. Eric is a Consulting Project Manager with OCLC Research and has been active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996). Eric currently serves as an active member of the DCMI Advisory Board and as a member of the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

Final Program published for DC-2012

The organizing committee of DC-2012 has published the final program of the event. DC-2012 is part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012. On Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 September there will be two full-day Tutorials on Semantic Metadata. The program for the conference on Wednesday through Friday, 5-7 September includes plenary keynotes and paper sessions, posters, workshop and special sessions. You can show your interest at LinkIn and at Lanyrd. Twitter stream at @dcmi12, hashtag #dcmi12.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Jane Greenberg will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 22 August 2012. Registration for this webinar closes 22 August 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). The webinar will provide an historical perspective and an overview of current metadata practices for managing scientific data, with examples drawn from operational repositories and community-driven data science initiatives. It will discuss challenges and potential solutions for metadata generation, identifiers, name authority control, Linked Data, and data citation.

JES and Co. Joins as DC-2012 Sponsors

JES and Co. has joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. JES and Co. is a U.S. nonprofit and a leader in the deployment of Linked Data principles in the service of education in the U.S. and in linking educational resources globally.

Agro-Know Technologies and agINFRA Project Join as DC-2012 Sponsors

Agro-Know Technologies and the agINFRA Project have joined DCMI and MIMOS Berhad in bringing you DC-2012 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The conference will offer the metadata community the opportunity to come together to discuss metadata innovation in design, deployment and best practices.

DC-2012 Special Session: Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal

A number of the organizations represented at the DC-2012 use a Drupal platform (e.g., FAO and VIVO) or are planning such a migration (ZBW Labs and DCMI). This special session titled Linked Data Vocabularies and Drupal will explore the relationship between Drupal and Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies - specifically, how Drupal systems can ingest and use LOD vocabularies and publish data using LOD vocabularies. How does, or how might, Drupal interact with the Agrovoc Vocbench, AgInfra tools, metadata registries, or Schema.

DCMI Metadata Terms available in multiple formats via content negotiation

Following the W3C guidelines "Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies", documentation of DCMI's metadata terms may now be requested by Web browsers and software applications in several formats. For example, an RDF description of the DCMI property "Title" may be requested as a file in RDF/XML or Turtle syntax, via HTTP content negotiation, or as an HTML page with an RDF representation embedded in its markup using RDFa. Since March 2000, users navigating to the URI http://purl.

DCMI Metadata Terms published with RDFa markup

A maintenance release of DCMI Metadata Terms, published today, now includes HTML markup describing all of its properties, classes, datatypes, and vocabulary encoding schemes in machine-readable RDF in accordance with the new W3C RDFa Lite 1.1 specification. RDFa Lite 1.1, published as a W3C Recommendation on 7 June 2012, is the simplest variant of RDFa, a syntax for embedding structured data in Web pages. A Web page with RDFa provides -- in the same source document -- both the human-readable text rendered on-screen by browsers and the detailed machine-readable representation needed by Semantic Web applications.